Taveuni is an island in Fiji with an elevation of 1,241 meters. The third largest island in the country, it has a land area of 435 sq km. The island has a population of about 9000 people, most of them indigenous to the nation. The top of a shield volcano, the island has about 150 volcanic cones dotting its landscape, an extravagant beauty for tourists on their Taveuni holidays.
January, February and March tend to be the hottest most humid months on the island so visitors should plan their holidays April through December if they desire a more temperate atmosphere. It should also be noted that there are no cash machines on the island so visitors will need to exchange their currency for the Fiji Dollar at the airport or one of the local banks.
While in Taveuni, visitors can hike, swim, snorkel or dive. Local shopping opportunities are plentiful and eateries offer a full array of local dishes. Bird lovers will enjoy Taveuni as it is home to more than 100 various species of bird, including the orange dove, the kula parrot and the wattled honeyeater. Forest walks offer trails that are both easily traversed by the novice hiker and challenging for the expert climber.
Tourists enjoy holiday on Taveuni because of its relaxing atmosphere. There are plenty of activities for nature lovers and the locals are incredibly friendly and welcoming. With it’s beautiful scenery and unhurried pace, Taveuni is a great Fijian destination.
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